NHL Prospect Under Police Investigation Resulting In Being Suspended Indefinitely

Published February 7, 2024 at 6:54 PM

The Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League have taken a significant step, announcing the indefinite suspension of forward Connor Lockhart. The decision comes amid an ongoing investigation by the Durham Regional Police Service, as reported by TSN's Rick Westhead.

The Generals and the OHL issued a joint statement regarding Lockhart's situation:

«On February 6, 2024, the Oshawa Generals and the Ontario Hockey League were made aware that one player, Connor Lockhart, is under investigation by Durham Regional Police Service. He has been indefinitely suspended by the team and the League until the matter is resolved. This follows the team and League suspending Lockhart following a League and team Code of Conduct matter. Given that the matter is now under police investigation, the team and League will have no further comment at this time.»

Lockhart, a 21-year-old forward, was drafted in the sixth round of the 2021 NHL entry draft by the Vancouver Canucks. Despite an impressive performance with the Generals this season, where he tallied 20 goals and 39 points in 30 games, the Canucks opted not to sign him to a contract over the summer.

Teams have a two-year window to sign players drafted from North American teams, and Vancouver's deadline expired before Lockhart could be signed.

No specifics regarding the nature of the investigation have been disclosed at this time.

Source: Hockeyfeed
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NHL Prospect Under Police Investigation Resulting In Being Suspended Indefinitely

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